While going through the instructions on how to set up the Maven environment for performing development with RAD/WAS, I was surprised to see that all artifacts installed by the com.ibm.tools.target:was.installer project has version 1.0.0. This goes for was.installer v8.0.0 as well as v8.5.5 in the IBM Maven repository.
I find this strange for several reasons:
- If any of the artifacts have changed between v8.0.0 and v8.5.5 of WAS this is plain wrong. You must never reuse a version number for a different version of an artifact. I don't have WAS 8.5.5 around so I can't verify if this is the case though.
- Why not use the version number of WAS instead? Or the actual version number of the artifact? E.g. com.ibm.websphere.j2ee:j2ee:6.0
It would be great if someone with background info on this could clarify! The first bullet is a real concern for me as it would cause great issues in a corporate environment with many developers and different versions of WAS being used.
Update: I did a compare between WAS 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 and at least some of the jars differ. So my first concern is a fact even in the 8.0.0.x range of WAS.